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Career Education Sessions

Career Services will collaborate with you to provide customized career workshops or in-class presentations.  Whether you are faculty member of student group leader, please contact us about one or more of the following topics, or request another topic you would like to see offered.

Explore the Career Presentation Options and Their Learning Outcomes

Exploring Majors and Careers - Finding Your Why

Students will be able to:

  • Understand how interests and strengths factor into major choice
  • Identify their core values in order to evaluate meaningful career choices
  • Explore the relationship between majors and careers
  • Locate resources available for occupational research

Tips & Tools for Researching Careers

Students will be able to:

  • Conduct initial occupational research using O*Net Online
  • Use Career Insights and to find regional, real-time career information
  • Describe the benefits of informational interviews and job shadowing

The Power of the Informational Interview - Why and How to Do Them

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of informational interviews
  • Make a proper request for an informational interview
  • Prepare questions to ask during an informational interview
  • Follow up appropriately to an informational interview

Internships - How to Find Them, Land Them, and Make the Most of Them

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of internships and the different types possible
  • Use multiple resources and strategies to find internships
  • Discover techniques for marketing oneself
  • Understand the importance of professional communication and behavior while interning

Writing Resumes that Win Interviews

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the categories of information to include on a resume
  • Create accomplishment statements to describe experiences
  • Develop a resume using employer-preferred formats and guidelines

The Art & Science of Compelling Cover Letters

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of a cover letter and proper format
  • Create a “hook” and effectively communicate interest in the organization
  • Illustrate skills through stories and develop a confident conclusion

Resumes and CVs for Getting into Graduate School

Students will be able to:

  • Understand key differences between resumes and CVs and when to use which
  • Showcase undergraduate research and other experiences
  • Use categories not commonly included on business resumes

What Employers Want You to Know about Them (Before a Career Fair or Interview)

Students will be able to…

  • Find key information about an organization through the company website
  • Use varied resources to discover organizational mission, values, and culture
  • Discuss organizational knowledge with prospective employers and ask pertinent questions

Essential Skills Employers Want: Where to Get Them, How to Talk about Them

Students will be able to…

  • Identify professional competencies valued by employers
  • Describe ways to develop needed competencies
  • Write compelling accomplishment statements on a resume
  • Utilize the STAR method to illustrate competencies during an interview

Interview Strong

Students will be able to…

  • Prepare for a professional interview, including attire and navigating virtual settings
  • Use strategies, like the STAR technique, to prepare for behavioral interview questions
  • Follow up appropriately after an interview

Negotiating Salary and Benefits

Students will be able to…

  • Utilize resources to identify reasonable starting salaries by profession and location
  • Consider benefits and other perks when evaluating a job offer
  • Advocate for themselves professionally during the salary negotiation process

Is Graduate School for Me? The Why, When and How of Graduate School

Students will be able to…

  • Evaluate legitimate versus superficial reasons to pursue a graduate program
  • Identify potential timelines for graduate school, including pursuing professional experience or a gap year program before applying
  • Outline next steps in beginning the application process

Comparison Shopping Graduate Programs

Students will be able to…

  • Understand the benefits of considering and applying to multiple programs
  • Evaluate graduate school programs based on important criteria such as, accreditation, faculty and career outcomes
  • Capably compare tuition, scholarships, assistantships, and grant opportunities

LinkedIn and Managing Your Social Media

Students will be able to…

  • Recognize positive and negative behaviors on social media that impact their marketability
  • Create a LinkedIn profile and begin connecting with peers and professionals
  • Understand the benefits and uses of a professional social media account

Networking Made Easy

Students will be able to…

  • Create a professional introduction
  • Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication when meeting professionals
  • Describe the value of involvement in professional organizations

Writing Letters of Intent or Personal Statements

Students will be able to…

  • Identify the key components of quality graduate school application essays
  • Develop ideas for content
  • Locate resources to help them in their process

Start Strong: Impressing Your Employer in Your First Year on the Job

Students will be able to:

  • Understand what constitutes professional behavior
  • Communicate professionally on the job
  • Seek and receive feedback
  • Set goals and earn support for professional development

Request a Presentation

To request a presentation, please contact Career Services:

Dahlonega/Cumming/Blue Ridge Gainesville Oconee

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